I like visiting museums and art galleries. I enjoy looking at the colorful murals and impressions of great and upcoming artists. So, I was so thrilled that our cousin took us to Getty Center in Los Angeles during our recent visit to California.
Getty Center is situated on the foothills of Santa Monica Mountains in Los Angeles, California. They have a spacious parking lot in the building and you proceed to the main building by riding a monorail for free. Their parking is not free though.
The Getty Center houses plenty of artworks and items for exhibit. The place is so vast so you will require a guide map to get your way around. We went there around 6 p.m. already so we were not able to explore what Getty Center had to offer. We managed to see some paintings and relics inside in the various levels. We went in the botanical gardens and they have several like the cactus garden, the central garden where the flower maze is, the sculpture garden at the lower terrace area.
This beautiful museum and art center houses paintings, sculputre and decorative arts, and photographs. There are several levels to explore namely:
Plaza level: Changing exhibits, museum entrance hall, information desk, museum shop, coat and parcel check, family restrooms, pay phones, orientation film, ATM, restaurants (in other pavilions' plaza levels), arrival plaza, galley tour and meeting place and assistive listening device
The Plaza Level is further split to North Pavilion, East Pavilion, West Pavilion, South Pavilion, and Exhibition Pavilion. All these pavilions (except for the Exhibition Pavilion) have their own Plaza Levels and Upper Levels.
Upper Level: This level is housed in most of the pavilions. So each upper levels of the various pavilions will have different exhibit and art work displayed from the other pavilions.
As you see beautiful art works, decorative arts and exhibit from the Center, another beauty awaits when you step out! I love their various gardens with different decorations. I already mentioned earlier the various gardens in this center and all you have to do is visit them and see how wonderful they are. In addition, the view from the terrace and deck is remarkable although one hopes there is no"smog" covering the beautiful skyline of LA.
The architecture of the center is modern and classic at the same time with streamlined design. It is bright with plenty of high, glass windows for natural light and effect.
This is one of the beautiful museums I have seen so far in my life. I have yet to visit the others for more comparison.
I am encouraging everyone to visit this place. It is free anyway and you are going to have a relaxing time as you view beautiful works of art. Also, children are also welcome in this center. They have a plaza level in one of the pavilions for families with young kids to enjoy the arts.